Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Brewdan. Brownish, no head, flat. Aroma has a decent acetone character, not much else. Flavor much the same. Pretty much one dimensional. Not their best offering.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from After4Ever. Sneaky gusher with a huge off white rocky head. Eventually recedes but a solid fingers worth remains. nose is musty and dry with some candied sugar notes. Palate is very fizzy and pretty bold, nice and dry with a sweet, juicy after taste. Quite chewy as well. Lots of plummy fruit notes and some cherries are quite present as well.
Prufrockstar (1901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle opened to celebrate the completion of my PhD. Gusher, but we didn’t lose much of it thanks to some quick thinking. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is prunes, figs, dark fruit, mixed with honey and wine. Taste follows, with a hint of some kind of spiciness in there as well. Nice mix of rich, dark sweet fruits with a pleasant sourness. Full body with lively carbonation. One heck of a fine beer.
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Javier. Sweeet! Cherries. Huge carbonation. Reminds me of Veritas 006. Medium bubbles. Light sourness. Malty. Dark color. Pretty good.
neepsntatties (1717) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had some of this recently thanks to, "hannont". Colour... dark brown with a thick head. Nose... highly acetic and citric with hints of cola sirop. Palate... bursting with CO2! Next up, sour cola, moderate bitterness, dried stone fruits, apple skin and a long sweet-tart finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle; pours clear dark brown with foamy tan head rising quickly and fading slowly; big nose that to me is like a vanilla jacked 10 commandments; yummy mix of bready yeast, sweet bourbon, raisins, vanilla and red wine; herbal, dark fruit, fizzy sourness, chocolate, honey and a sharpness from the wine that is borderline astringent; bourbon hits perfectly in the nose, but gets covered up in the flavors; thin texture with a lingering dryness; juniper comes out more as it warms, as do a more enjoyable texture and softness to the flavor profile; for me though, flavor doesn’t fill up or blend together enough; nose is great and reminds me in many ways of 10 commandments, but not nearly as good
trevor211 (1595) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 09. Deep dark brown pour, with a smallish tan head. Lots of fruit - tart citrus and peaches meet darker malts and a cola note with some cherries. An almost roasty (baked?) malt contingent pounds back what would otherwise be very sour. Like a mix of cherry coke with La Folie.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head aroma is belgian candi sugars yeasts caramel sour cherries dark fruits figs and rasins. Flavor is candi sugar sour dark fruit oak sawdust vinous grapes a bit of caramel. Light sourness melds with oak in the finish. Fantastic!
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL - Picked up from Bottleworks...Opens with a pop and fakes you out...you have a good two second window before the starts gushing, so you think you’re a lucky guy...there are no lucky guys...Pours deep dk brown with a large tan head...aroma is very inviting, tannic wood, sour cherry, other dk fruit as well...flavour is nicely sour, old cherry, sour apple and some vinegar, phenolic...almost salty in its savoriness, very big in the mouth and finishes the same way...oddly addictive...didn’t get any bourbon, rosemary, honey, eye of newt or anything else that they threw in there...apparently it’s much better in the bottle than on draft... tasty
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d definitely get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Nice tartness, plays with the roastiness well, a bit overcarbonated and lacks a central note.